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September 16, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Gemmell Family Playground Officially Opens in Gaithersburg

The Gemmell Family Playground officially opened to the public on Sunday. This new tot lot play area at Griffith Park, adjacent to Gaithersburg City Hall, was created in memory of Marie, Cole and Devin Gemmell, who tragically died when a private plane crashed into their home in 2014. Marie’s widower Ken and daughter Arabelle helped […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Katz Family Honored for Generational Influence in Gaithersburg

Council Vice President Sidney Katz joined the City of Gaithersburg in dedicating a clock tower to his parents on July 29. Katz’s parents, Jacob and Rose Wolfson, opened Wolfson’s Department Store on Diamond Avenue in 1918. The store remained open for 95 years and was recognized as a staple of Old Towne Gaithersburg. The store […]

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January 11, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Name That Park, Rockville Needs Your Help

A new park being planned in Rockville needs a name, and city officials are inviting the public to submit suggestions. The future park, which is located in the Chestnut Lodge neighborhood, is made up of three parcels totaling 6.5 acres. The park is located at 500 W. Montgomery Avenue. The city acquired the land earlier […]

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November 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Proposal to Buy Land for New Park in Bethesda: $8.5 Million Cost

Montgomery County parks department is proposing to buy 17,610 square feet in Bethesda for $8.5 million. But don’t expect that to be the final cost. It could be a good deal less. The land, across the street from the Barnes & Noble bookstore, would be an urban park, which Bethesda residents demanded during the lengthy […]

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August 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Aug 11-17

Hate tops the MyMCMedia Top 10 for the week, which probably isn’t surprising considering the events of Charlottesville, Virginia.

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May 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Investigate Playground Blaze in Clarksburg

Montgomery County firefighters are trying to determine what caused a fire at a playground at Arora Hills Park in Clarksburg on Wednesday afternoon. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire involved play equipment and the surrounding area. He said damages are estimated at $50,000. He said firefighters are working with Park Police. […]

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February 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Springlike February Day Sets Off Spring Fever (PHOTOS)

With temperatures in the 60s, it’s hard to believe that snow may be in the forecast for tomorrow. In fact, these warmer than average days have jump started spring fever. Take a look at these scenes from around Gaithersburg on this springlike winter day, below, and let us know what you think of this weather. […]

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July 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg City Manager Responds to Lakelands Community’s Concerns about Usage at Turf Field

Traffic has increased along Main Street in the Lakelands community but there have been only three reported collisions since January of 2013 on the stretch of road near the synthetic turf field, according to Gaithersburg City Manager Tony Tomasello who also notes that local police are aware of the community’s concerns about traffic safety in […]

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June 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, June 24, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, June 24th, in Montgomery County: 1. The second round of professional play takes place at Congressional Country Club today for the Quicken Loans National golf tournament. 2. A Parkland Middle School student’s science experiment has been selected to be tested on the International Space Station this summer. 3. School […]

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June 23, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, June 23, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast today. Here are five things to know today, June 23rd, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Planning Board will be meeting today and on the agenda; the Johnson Property Annexation Petition. You can watch the meeting live on the Planning Board’s website. 2. Metro General Manager […]

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